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Father Corapi on Reconciliation

on May 20, 2010

I get his emails.  I always enjoy them!  If you’re interested, visit his website to sign up, www.fathercorapi.com.  Anywho, this is a portion of his latest email, regarding reconciliation.  Enjoy!

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A Short Note on Reconciliation
An excerpt from Father Corapi’s latest book, Letters
One of the most important things we can do as individuals seeking to love God above all things, and love our neighbor as ourselves out of love for God is to make a daily examination of conscience and then take advantage of one of the greatest gifts God has given us — the ability to receive sanctifying grace in a healing and forgiving way through the sacrament of Penance or Reconciliation (Confession). Repentance is not a one time thing. It is a daily requirement and an ongoing act of love of God and neighbor.
“If you love me you will obey my Commandments,” Jesus tells us. If we stumble along the way and fail to obey His Commandments it is very encouraging to have the assurance that His forgiveness is waiting for us. We must seek it actively, however, especially when we are conscious of mortal sin. We, as Catholics, do this by going to Confession. When we make a daily examination of conscience, and then go to Confession regularly, we are showing our merciful and loving God that we are serious about our relationship with Him.

God bless you,
Fr. John Corapi

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One response to “Father Corapi on Reconciliation

  1. Pat says:

    1John.1 Verses 8 to 10:”If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. [B]If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”

    1John.5 Verses 16 to 17″If any one sees his brother committing what is not a mortal sin, he will ask, and God will give him life for those whose sin is not mortal. [B]There is sin which is mortal[/B]; I do not say that one is to pray for that. All wrongdoing is sin, ]but there is sin which is not mortal.

    John.20 Verses 20 to 23 ” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

    Love and prayers,
    working4christ

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